Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Roll Me Home!

My parents got into town Friday afternoon around 4:30 or so. I gave them the official tour and we settled in for the night with some homemade lasagna and a nice bottle of wine. Yum!

Saturday morning I made a breakfast casserole with homemade turkey sausage, eggs, and cheese! Then we made our way to the West Side Market near downtown Cleveland to shop for some necessary ingredients for our next meal. As you can see, this weekend was all about food! We got some fresh veggies, meat, and seafood and headed home to catch the Purdue game. And that is all I will say about that.

After the game, my parents and I headed to a local winery for some tastings! Matt stayed at home peeling and deveining shrimp. Which would you rather do? Hm. The winery was super low key and relaxing and we had a great time!





Ha! Maybe a little too great a time?

Oh relax....these pictures were staged people!

We headed home and Mom and I whipped up shrimp chowder for dinner. Yum again! What a difference fresh shrimp makes!

Sunday was the day we had been waiting for...The Fabulous Food Show! After a breakfast of yummy pumpkin muffins, we headed out to the convention center to see Bobby Flay!





I think it was the best demonstration ever! He made three dishes (including crepes Lucy...with homemade Nutella!!!) and there was very little audience participation of which I am actually a fan. People always ask stupid questions that just waste the chef's time...like, "Will you come to our restaurant for a Throwdown?" Give me a break people. Quit trying to promote your restaurant and just enjoy the show.

After Bobby, we made our way through all of the vendors and sampled a ton of food including (but not limited to) ice cream, chicken, dips, sauces, chocolate, cheese, cakes, soups, popcorn..seriously so much fun! And I got to have my very first cannoli!


We rolled ourselves home and ended up having a late lunch/early dinner at a local panini place. Overstuffed salami sandwich? Don't mind if I do.

Our night ended with the Colts game where they beat the Patriots in an awesome finish! Couldn't have had a better weekend. And the best part is...I get to see my family again in just 9 days! I heart the holiday season...

17 comments:

Adorably Distracted... said...

looks like so much fun!!! Glad you and your parents enjoyed themselves!!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Crepes with Nutella?? SWOOOOON!!!!!

hahaha, love the wine pics!!

Heather said...

So jealous....I love Bobby Flay!!

Lucy Marie said...

You. Are. Killing. Me.

The Shabby Princess said...

Fun, fun, fun!!!!!!! I used to really dislike Bobby Flay, but, now, I kinda love him. A smidge jealous my dear!

Lindsey said...

Wow, so fun!!! Love the pics, looks like a fab time! And a weekend with wine is always a great weekend!=)

Brittany Ann said...

So fun! I have to do this show some day!

Jenn said...

i'm so jealous! bobby flay is so arrogant & i love it!!

also - your FIRST cannoli??? lady, you have not lived until you've eaten cannoli. food of the (italian) gods, i tell ya. :)

Shaina said...

This looks like sooooooo much fun! Love Bobby Flay!

And I'm with Jenn...how on earth have you never had a cannoli before???!!!!!!

Dollface said...

yay for the rents!!! ooo and Bobby Flay... what a lucky girl :) xxxoo

Lora said...

what an incredible weekend!

re: the Colts game...what an AWESOME finish! We're going up for the game on the 6th (against the Titans...total divided loyalties for this Hoosier girl transplanted in TN) and I SO wish I had bought us tickets to the Pats game instead!

Milltini said...

Amazing! looks like such a fun weekend.

New England Girl said...

Gosh, what a fantastic weekend! That food show looks like so much fun! And I am drooling over here thinking about all of the dishes you whipped up this weekend. Pumpkin waffles? My fave. :) I'm glad you had so much fun ... although it would have been a far better weekend had the Patriots won. ;)

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

the food show looks so fun. do they really choose people to eat the foods from the audience?

and looks like you had a great time with the rents. enjoy it because life is short :)

pocket full of pink said...

What an AWESOME weekend!!!! Gosh, how fun! LOVE the pics and LOVE Bobby Flay!!!!

Life is good! said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend! family AND bobby flay, wow!

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmm. Shrimp chowder sounds so good. I'm pretty much down for chowder anything. And what's better than QT with the fam?